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CBS
Dec 8, 2013 6:30am EST
like obamacare, and i know you don't, you should explain how exactly you would cut costs and cover more people and make insurance more secure. you to the morning people to tell us what you are for not just what you're against. >> is this a diversion tactic. >> yes, no question they would rather have the media focus on that the republicans don't have a plan. you had 29,000 people signed up which was more than all of us. a hundred thousand in november so they're much happier about the way it is going. but they would love it the if the media pointed out that the republicans don't have a plan. >> this is a fire spiral crash. you hear tens of millions may be invalidated next year. >> >> fact is 5 million people have lost their health care. and you have not gotten to the issue that the doctors that are going refuse it. these people are not going forget that they lost their health care. in addition to that a lot of the health insurance rates have gone up. >> it's not a disaster. and a million people are going on the health care website a day. there's a huge demand out there. it is going s
CBS
Dec 10, 2013 6:30pm EST
-time low he hit last month as his administration was trying desperately to fix the obamacare web site. major garrett is at the white house for us tonight. major? >> reporter: scott, senior advisors to the president believe the worst of the health care nightmare is over. and there is some evidence of that. in our survey the president has gained slightly on the health care issue. 41% now approve of the president's handling of the health care. that's up nine points from one month ago. 55% still disapprove of mr. obama's health care performance, but that's down ten points. the health care law remains unpopular, but less so than in our last survey. one month ago, 31% backed obamacare and 61% disapproved. now, 39% say they approve of the law while 50% disapprove. public attitudes have returned to where they were in september before the web site's disastrous debut. but the white house knows it's still in political jeopardy. in january, john podesta, former chief of staff to president bill clinton, will become counselor to president obama. there's one issue podesta will have to confront-- pre
CBS
Dec 2, 2013 6:30pm EST
created some problems. when june miles-mays tried to sign up for obamacare at a miami health center, the web site put her on hold. "we need you to wait" the site advised "so we can make sure there's room for you." it was her third attempt at signing up. >> very frustrating for me because i need insurance so badly and it seems like something in the system or something is not working. >> reporter: the "need you to wait" prompt is a new feature of healthcare.gov. when the system is overloaded, it puts applicants in a queue and promises an e-mail when it's their turn. but despite promise it is web site could handle 50,000 users at the same time, the queuing system was turned on today at approximately 35,000 users. officials said they had to maximize the smooth user experience of those who applied first. there are also potential problems for the thousands who have signed up for new plans. officials are just now building the system for how insurance companies will be paid and the companies say their enroll. s are slow because of bad information coming from the government. robert zirkelbac
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